Wood Group PSN Reviews

Updated 13 April 2015
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  1. Solid employer with potential for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Engineer in Melbourne

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work in local and international oil and gas projects. Practices what it preaches in terms of safety - reminded daily of the importance of a strong safety culture.

    Cons

    Limited personal development opportunities at the moment due to limited work (on the back of slow economic conditions and lack of operator activity). Do not feel valued as an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Lacking in definition of defined career paths. Considerably more can be done to make employees feel valued - it's the little things that count.

  2. Company review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Recruitment in Melbourne

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    WGPSN is a great place to work providing individuals the necessary challenge. Company has good work life balance

    Cons

    Work load depended on projects

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. A very valuable learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Lead in Sydney
    Current Employee - Quality Lead in Sydney

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Genuine about their core values,
    Experienced people willing to help
    Assist with your training
    Some great people to work with

    Cons

    None worth mentioning that matter

    Advice to Management

    Its important to share learning's amongst all your team, why have people struggle with the same problem at different sites when its already solved somewhere.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great opportunities offered but poor contract execution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Mechanical Professional in Sydney
    Former Contractor - Mechanical Professional in Sydney

    I worked at Wood Group PSN as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities
    Upstream and downstream operations
    High turnover means opportunities

    Cons

    Contract execution was terrible.
    Contractual Communication could have been better

    Advice to Management

    Invest in experienced HR Staff (Or Training)

  6. project manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, highly ethical and excellent corporate values. Safety and people are a high priority. hard workers are given opportunities. Multiple business units and locations within the company so there is a good opportunity to travel to new job sites.

    Cons

    If you are not committed, they will quickly notice and do not hesitate to take you out. Crisis has taken high impact on their operations, salary increases, performance bonuses, etc.

  7. Wood Group Engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Piping Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Piping Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros. This company is being run to the ground.

    Cons

    The estimates charged to the clients are a con. Too much management. Why do you need a Business Manager, A Contract Manager, A Business Development Manager, A Business Services Manager, A delivery Manager and 10 Project Engineers to execute a project? Especially if you are an engineering company?

    Advice to Management

    CEO is a maniac

  8. My line manager and team were brilliant but senior management were not convincing they are looking out for you.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Given lots of responsibilities and salary was competitive. People are always willing to share and help each other.

    Cons

    WGPSN are the first company to cut back or stop payrises if the market gets quiet or they lose work, always a knee-jerk reaction. They lose most graduates to competitors or to going contract.

  9. Great experience but unequal compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Extremely people centric culture based on strong core values
    - Great learning opportunities and job enlargement
    - Focussed on employee safety
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    Cons

    - Unequal compensation and benefit practices
    - Limited growth for regional talent
    - UK centric or rather Home country centric

    Advice to Management

    - Look beyond home country for talent
    - equitable, consistent and market aligned compensation based on clear and precise compensation and benefits framework studies and job evaluation

  10. Average Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Lafayette, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Lafayette, LA (US)

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best part of the job is you usually have little to do with Wood Group unless you have training that is due. The job is actually up to your client that you will work for, and it all depends on how your client treats you. My experience is great, but I have personal connections with the client.

    Cons

    Large company, and has very little personal touch to anything. Most offices have several thousand employees, and you are basically just a body filling a position. The con is Wood Group will hire just about anyone if they meet the minimum requirements. It seems that most employees are able to bounce around when they get fired by their client, and avoid being terminated.

    Advice to Management

    The management does a good job with training events, and doing what they usually do with a company this large.

  11. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Lafayette, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Lafayette, LA (US)

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    All in all Wood Group is a great place to work. Coworkers are friendly and easy to get a long with. Management is very flexible and approachable.

    Cons

    Everything is based on the price of oil so job security is always an uncertain.

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